Spring Equinox-First day of Spring in Santa Fe-69°F Today!

Spring Equinox-equal length of day and night-courtesy of http://www.timeanddate.com

Spring Equinox-The word “equinox” derives from the Latin word meaning “equal night” and refers to the time when the sun crosses the equator and day and night are equal length everywhere in the world-12 hours of each. We are all experiencing the same thing on earth except in the northern hemisphere we are experiencing spring and in the southern hemisphere they are going in to fall-but still 12 hours of day and night for everyone. Yea for us here in the northern hemisphere-we’ve all been through it this year with our winters!

The last few days have been warm and breezy and everything is ready to just bust out garden wise! Wow, I think I’m going to relegate the inside firewood to the wood pile outside. Oh and take that bag of clay kitty litter sitting on the deck that I use to deice icy steps to the shed.  And put the snow shovel away. And put the snow boots and heavy winter jackets back in the hall closet. And put my awl back in the garden shed-no more splitting wood here! Of course as soon as I do this it will snow but who cares?! Time is on our side as gardeners now-literally from tomorrow on the days will be getting longer and longer until we hit the longest day on June 21 (Summer Solstice), then they get shorter again. So let’s enjoy these days and get outside in our gardens and get your hands in your soil. Dig it!

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